Grayling students remember classmate killed in accident


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Monday morning's crash, dozens of Grayling High School students gathered tonight to celebrate the life of 18-year-old Louis Menard.


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Louis's friends say that this loss is still hard to believe, but say that they wanted to come together to honor his life.

"He was a great guy he had so much going for him he was one of the smartest kids we've had any was just all around one of those character you're not going to forget,"

Louis Menard was someone that everyone got along with. He was a star in in the classroom and a pro on the golf course.

"He's such a good friend of ours and one thing I remember about him was he's the biggest Michigan fan you'll ever meet that's why we all got Michigan stuff and were all wearing it tomorrow to honor his memory," Grayling Senior Wesley Dean.

Louis was set to go to the University of Michigan in the fall. He loved his maize and blue, and that's why his friends honored him Monday night by decorating his truck with the colors he wore nearly every day.

"Louis had so much potential," said "He was a really smart kid and we're both going to go to Michigan next year. It's just a sad, sad thing that is not going to be able to do that... it was a dream of his. And it is just a sad thing that he's not going to be able to do that," Dean explained.

Louis just celebrated his 18th birthday Sunday. And each of those 18 years carried many stories. Memories now, of the friend who had the ability to make everyone smile.

"You will never find another Louis Menard, his personality, he was just so funny," Grayling Senior Sierra Prosser said.